Bathypurpurata

Bathypurpurata

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Bathypurpurata profunda

Bathypurpurata is a genus of incirrate octopus in the family Megaleledonidae from the Antarctic Ocean. The genus has only one species, Bathypurpurata profunda, a small purple octopus which lacks an ink sac and has a single row of suckers and a very large salivary gland. It was described in 2005 from a type specimen caught between the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

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References

1. Bathypurpurata Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathypurpurata
2. Bathypurpurata on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/162714/948327

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